Monday, November 19, 2007

One Quick and Easy Appetizer

If you need a quick and easy appetizers to have on hand for when guests arrive or for a party, these are very easy and sure to be a hit. I make them every year for the Green Room at the Tennessee Christian Teen Convention. It's a recipe that has endless possibilities because it has a basic ingredients that are very interchangeable. I'll start with those basics and then give you some possibilities. Then you can take it from there. Make sure you make these a few hours before serving. They are easier to slice if you let them chill for a while. If the tortillas are cold they will crack and tear.

Tortilla Roll-Ups

1 package flour tortillas, room temperature
1 large tub spreadable cream cheese
1/2 Ib. thin sliced sandwich meat
1/2 Ib. thin sliced cheese

Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on a tortilla. Add one layer of meat, starting on one end, leaving the far end bare. Top meat with cheese. Starting at the end with the most meat coverage, roll towards the bare end. Repeat until you run out of an item. Place in a storage container or wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Using a good serrated knife (the kind with teeth) slice into 1 inch slices and return to storage container to serve later or place on lettuce lined platter to serve.

For the tortillas use plain flour or any of the flavored and colored tortillas. Spinach tortillas are pretty and the tomato basil taste great.

For the cream cheese there are tons of options. Try mixing half a package of dry ranch dressing mix with a large tub of soft cream cheese. Or, use any of the flavored cream cheeses. Even pineapple cream cheese is really good with ham and swiss. Ron likes cream cheese and chopped green chilies.

For the meat and cheese use anything you like on your favorite sandwiches. Roast beef and cheddar, turkey and swiss, ham and colby jack, chicken and pepper jack, you name it.

Have fun with this, they are lots of fun and great to do with the kids.


Christin said...

THIS one IS delicious! thanks! I need more appetiser ideas!!

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